American Honda Thanks Trey Canard for a Decade of Commitment

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8/24/2016 10:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/24/2016 11:40 AM

Looks like Honda may have let Trey Canard out of his contract a bit early. It's going to be a bit weird seeing Trey on something other than red, as Honda has stuck behind him for a long time now. Based off the wording, it sounds like Brent Presnell will be following Trey to KTM.

American Honda PR:
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2016) – Honda Motor Corp., Inc. extends its sincere appreciation to Trey Canard, who has dedicated his entire professional career thus far to the Honda brand. Through high points and challenging periods, Canard’s commitment to racing and his fans has never wavered, and it has been a pleasure having him and mechanic Brent Presnell in the Honda family for the past 10 years. Everyone at Honda wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.

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http://www.vitalmx.com/videos/member/American-Honda-Thanks-Trey-Canard-for-a-Decade-of-Commitment,14290/GD2,43126

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8/24/2016 10:14 AM

Wow. That's great. It speaks volumes for the amount of character and type of person that Trey is.
All the best to him!


It's refreshing seeing a contract end with respect on both sides.

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8/24/2016 10:34 AM

As said by ML, its going to take some getting used to, hopefully see him put in some good moto's again soon.

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Look at all that torque. The kid on the lawnmower may have laughed so hard he shat his pants.

8/24/2016 10:41 AM

I worked on the media side of things at Honda for several years and during that time got to work with Trey on many occasions. He was always a pleasure to deal with and so fun to watch over the years. My son "grew up" watching Trey race and got to see him in the semi at the races all the time so he's obviously his favorite rider. Not a bad role model to look up to as far as I'm concerned!! I'll definitely miss Trey riding for us but will still cheer for him no matter what brand he is on.
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8/24/2016 10:52 AM

Top class

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8/24/2016 11:15 AM

One of my favorite riders. Class act with out a doubt...

Wish him well moving forward with his career on a different brand.

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

8/24/2016 11:24 AM

Any word why Honda didn't renew his contract after all those years?

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8/24/2016 11:25 AM

Moparmotel wrote:

Any word why Honda didn't renew his contract after all those years?

two words: Ken Roczen

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8/24/2016 11:26 AM

Love me some TC41. Wish him well in his new diggs too. Gonna miss him on the red rider squad.

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8/24/2016 11:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/24/2016 11:31 AM

Moparmotel wrote:

Any word why Honda didn't renew his contract after all those years?

Yep.... Ken Roczen $$$$$$$$


And Dungey retiring.

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8/24/2016 11:33 AM

Isn't Brent going "In House" at Honda. That was what was being floated around at Budds.

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8/24/2016 11:37 AM

According to Racer X, Presnell is not joining Canard at KTM.

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8/24/2016 11:44 AM

Added the video that Honda put together for Trey to ML's post. Check it out.

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8/24/2016 11:56 AM

That was a cool video. Wishing Trey great success on his new team.

Go #41 !!

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8/24/2016 12:05 PM

That speaks volumes about the type of guy Trey is. In a sport where bad mouthing riders/teams whenever they end their relationship is the norm, Honda puts out a statement congratulating Trey and a tribute video highlighting his career. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Trey is one of (if not the only) guy that I would consider a role model for young kids. Keep it up, Trey!

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8/24/2016 12:13 PM

Trey a class act and a class act by honda to acknowledge his service as well....kudos to both

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8/24/2016 12:45 PM

Camp332 wrote:

two words: Ken Roczen

Four words.. ken roczen is expensive

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8/24/2016 12:47 PM

Moparmotel wrote:

Any word why Honda didn't renew his contract after all those years?

Camp332 wrote:

two words: Ken Roczen

gt80rider wrote:

Four words.. ken roczen is expensive

here another 2: tim gajser

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8/24/2016 1:10 PM

Very classy - not a fan of Honda but this just swayed me a little - nice tribute Honda...

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8/24/2016 1:34 PM

hvaughn88 wrote:

That speaks volumes about the type of guy Trey is. In a sport where bad mouthing riders/teams whenever they end their relationship is the norm, Honda puts out a statement congratulating Trey and a tribute video highlighting his career. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Trey is one of (if not the only) guy that I would consider a role model for young kids. Keep it up, Trey!

Gotta add Andrew Short to that list.

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8/24/2016 1:35 PM

hvaughn88 wrote:

That speaks volumes about the type of guy Trey is. In a sport where bad mouthing riders/teams whenever they end their relationship is the norm, Honda puts out a statement congratulating Trey and a tribute video highlighting his career. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Trey is one of (if not the only) guy that I would consider a role model for young kids. Keep it up, Trey!

Cygnus wrote:

Gotta add Andrew Short to that list.

That's a good call. Shorty, for sure.

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8/24/2016 1:46 PM

Wow, that video gave me chills. Brought back so many memories and emotions, from watching him fight back the outdoor title to watching him get landed on. I still remember getting in trouble with the wife for yelling so loud after he won in Oakland.

I wish Trey the best on his new team and hope this is a refreshing new beginning for him.

Gonna be weird seeing him on orange, but I'm just glad to see him out there period.

200% for the win!

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8/24/2016 1:58 PM

I knew this day would come, but I'll still be a trey fan no matter what brand he rides.
Hope he comes back next year and wins sx championship.

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8/24/2016 2:05 PM

My Canard resolve has never been stronger and can't for the Red Bull KTM #41 pics to come out. Very professional farewell from Honda for a very professional employee. Bravo to both sides.

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8/24/2016 2:15 PM

At least for trey, he's leaving a good bike and getting on another that's equally good. If not better.

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8/24/2016 2:18 PM

If that KTM can do for Canard next year what it has done for Milsaps this year, I have a feeling Canard could give the top spot a serious run!

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8/24/2016 3:18 PM

Would this be a first for Honda?

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8/24/2016 3:45 PM

Serious props to Honda for putting out this video. Classy!

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8/24/2016 4:08 PM

I so hope Trey just dominates on the orange bike. Honda should have kept him, he can't be THAT expensive.

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8/24/2016 5:50 PM

Awesome video. Best of luck to him next year and every year

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